How to Copy Katy Perry's AMA Updo (Not the Pink Part)
Posted 11/21/11 at 10:14AM by Audrey Fine
Witness her style on the red carpet at last night's American Music Awards. It was a rain-soaked weekend in Los Angeles and pink-haired Perry wisely decided that a chic updo was the right call. After all, it accentuated the lines of her Vivienne Westwood gown and helped her contend with the elements. The result? A classic hairstyle + irreverent hair color = picture perfect Perry.
For insight on how to recreate the very modern take on the classic French twist, we talked to the man responsible for her look, Frederic Fekkai celebrity stylist Renato Campora.
Step 1: To give Perry's hair a firm base, Renato applied Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel, $25, to her wet hair.
Step 2: He then blow-dried the hair while brushing it through with a flat brush.
Step 3: Renato used a one-inch curling iron throughout the hair to create body while giving it a sturdy foundation, and then heavily teased the hair to give it lots of volume.
Step 4: To create the final updo, Renato pushed the front of the hair forward and wrapped the rest into a French twist, securing it with hairpins. Then he wove a Westwood accessory into the twist and secured the look with Fekkai Coiff Fini Sheer Hold Hairspray, $25.
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